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3D Printing Blueprints by Joe Larson

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Printing the bracelet

With the flat top and bottom, the model may not look much like a bracelet as-is. If printed with normal settings it certainly wouldn't be. However by manipulating the settings on the slicer, the program that prepares models for 3D print, this model can easily be made into a bracelet. How the settings are edited depends on the slicer. There are many slicer programs, just as there are many 3D printers. Makerbot has two official slicers that it recommends, ReplicatorG and Makerware. To keep the conversation simple only these two will be discussed, but in general the goal is to locate the fill layers and set them to 0 units.

Editing the settings in ReplicatorG

The following steps help to edit the settings in ReplicatorG:

  1. In ReplicatorG, ...

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